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Tourism and Hospitality

Undergraduate Major


Tourism and Hospitality Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70


Become an effective manager in the tourism and hospitality sector in Australia or overseas.

International students in a meeting

Work experience

Gain hands-on experience at tourism hotspots. Past field trips include visits to local tourist destinations and an international experience in Italy.

Highly ranked course

In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019, Curtin ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for the field of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Tourism and hospitality are rapidly growing industries offering career paths in areas such as tourism development, event and festival organisation and hotel resort management.

Employers in this field need staff who enjoy travelling, meeting new people and sharing their experiences with others.

In this major you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective manager in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Australia and overseas.

You will learn about contemporary issues in international tourism, such as event and tourism sustainability, the impact of tourism and events on the local and global economy, destination management, hospitality management and marketing.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Recommended double majors:

Why study

  • Undertake internships and gain industry experience. In the past, students have interned at companies including Busselton Jetty and Margaret River Wine Association.
  • Network with industry professionals at organisations such as Alex Hotel, food and beverage company Fervor, consultancy Executive Compass and Indigenous hospitality business Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, through industry projects, and guest lectures.
  • Gain hands-on experience at tourism hotspots through regular study tours and field trips. Previous students have travelled to Italy to work with the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation to manage the Dolomites World Heritage Site, and to Cambodia to work with the Apsara Authority to protect the Angkor Archaeological Park. Students have also undertaken local visits to the Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA), Monkey Mia, Perth Zoo and the Swan Valley.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information


  • Corporate travel consultant
  • Hotel or motel manager
  • Resort manager
  • Restaurant and catering manager
  • Tourism information officer
  • Tourism manager
  • Travel consultant


  • Destination management
  • Events
  • Government
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism

What you'll learn

  • identify key theoretical principles and practical underpinnings of tourism and hospitality management, and apply these from a conceptual and practical approach to industry and business.
  • critically examine tourism and hospitality management issues, trends and situations, and formulate creative and innovative propositions to manage challenges faced by the industry.
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources to compare and discriminate between ideas relevant to the many dimensions of tourism and hospitality management and relate this knowledge to a particular problem setting.
  • employ appropriate communication methods to the tourism and hospitality management disciplines for various audiences and contexts.
  • use and apply technologies, recognizing their advantages and limitations when applied to tourism and hospitality management.
  • show responsibility for self-learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and conducting active participation in a variety of learning experiences.
  • assess globally then appraise management of tourism and hospitality issues from a variety of perspectives.
  • actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice when preparing to work within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • demonstrate leadership, ethical practices and professional integrity when preparing to work within a team and independently within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-TRHOS
  • Last updated on: October 15, 2020